The Air and Sea show has been a staple in S. Florida ever since Mickey Markoff first produced the show in 1995. Markoff launched and promoted the Air and Sea Show as executive producer, and retains this position today.
A look into Mickey Markoff's professional experience illustrates his dedication to honouring America's heroes. He has helped to organize the annual air show, bringing the South Florida community together and drawing crowds of thousands of people from around the world to the beaches in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Since its inception, the Air and Sea Show has helped to draw huge crowds into Fort Lauderdale to honor and celebrate America's heroes and veterans. Today, although the name of the event has changed, the spirit of the event remains the same. Mickey Markoff continues this tradition with his work as executive producer of the National Salute to America's Heroes (NSAH).
In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the many challenges posed to the nation and the world at large, the draw of large crowds presented a number of problems for the continuation of the event as originally scheduled in 2020. However, Mickey and all those involved in bringing the National Salute to America’s Heroes to life, pivoted the event to help honor the frontline workers currently fighting the pandemic, with a Blue Angels flyover earlier this year.
“Because our show is so closely connected with Memorial Day, we think it’s fitting to pay tribute on that day to the deserving members of our community who are on the front lines fighting against this world-wide pandemic and express our appreciation and gratitude for their service,” said Mickey Markoff. The honoring of our heroes on the ground continued with “Salute 365”, an initiative by National Salute to America’s Heroes to reward healthcare professionals, first responders, and unsung community heroes with a free car provided by Hyundai, the sponsor for the event. National Salute to America’s Heroes has rescheduled their original event for Memorial Day weekend the following year, May 29-31 2021. Activities on offer provide something for the whole family, including precision exercises, fly-bys, stunt kite exhibitions, and more. Be sure to stay tuned as more information is announced!